The Instant Clear Jel was delivered in a timely manner. The spice was packaged good. Have not prepared my pastry fillings yet that I am planning on serving for the holidays. Looks fresh and smooth and ready to use.
the instant version of clear jel does not need to be mixed with water to activate. However, the instant version only stands up to one heating process. You can reheat leftovers in the microwave, but it will break down if you are cooking an item that needs two or more cooking methods. Like don't use it in a pie filling and then freeze the pie and reheat it. That being said, this stuff is great for making Chinese food.